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Gateway MA3/MX6421 won't power up

Hi--A friend of mine gave me a laptop, Gateway MA3/MX6421, but if I try to power it on, the power button and power indicator on the front of the unit, just flash blue, and it will not power up. Any suggestions? I'd really like to be able to get this thing working, and if it's something really simple, I'd hate to give up on it not knowing. Thanks in advance.

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  • blueridge369 Dec 12, 2008

    Thanks for responding... I checked the adaptor; it is working properly, so the problem must be of the "more complex" variety....what do you recommend?

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If the power indicator is flashing that means that it's getting power, but there is not enough power, the first thing you should do is check the adapter power supply with a multimeter and make sure that it's outputing the correct power, if it's not then you need to replace the adapter. If it's then it's more complex.

My goal is to help you find a solution to your problem, if you found this helpful please give it the appropriate rating.

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